Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2019 and 2020)

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3 Events Found in Minnesota

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Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival
Henderson Event Center, Henderson, Minnesota

Hosted by: The Arlington Book Project
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival


This is Southern Minnesota Book and Art Festival inaugural event and author/exhibitor/artist space is free! The festival features local, regional, and emergent authors, publishers, and artists. Located less than an hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Henderson is located in the scenic Minnesota River Valley. The event will be well promoted in the Twin Cities area and Southern Minnesota. This is a rain or shine indoor event. Registration deadline is September 6, 2019.

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Twin Cities Book Festival Twin Cities Book Festival

Hosted by: Rain Taxi
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Website: Twin Cities Book Festival


The Twin Cities Book Festival—brought to you by Rain Taxi—is not only the largest and most important literary gathering in the Upper Midwest, it is the annual get-together for the Twin Cities’ devoted literary community. This FREE, day-long festival brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture. The festival welcomes ‘rock star’ authors, local literary heroes, publishers, magazines, booksellers—all of whom connect over great books and conversations.

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Minnesota Black Author’s Expo Minnesota Black Author’s Expo
DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Website: Minnesota Black Author’s Expo


This expo is intended to support the work of Black authors; to engage the community; and to provide a space in north Minneapolis where literature is celebrated as a community.

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